A service celebrating the life of Orville Fredrick Clendenning, Stevens Point, was held Saturday, July 6, at Boston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Logan officiating. Burial was in Meehan Cemetery in the town of Plover.
Mr. Clendenning, a longtime service station owner who most recently resided at Sylvan Crossing in Stevens Point, died Friday, March 15, 2013.
A time of sharing memories was held at the funeral home Saturday, July 6.
A memorial has been established for training in Alzheimer’s care. This will enable caregivers to acquire accreditation for resident care for those afflicted with forms of dementia. Memorial contributions should be made payable to Betty Pallen.
Condolences may be offered online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Clendenning was born April 25, 1920, in Meehan, a son of the late Arthur and Aileen (Nord) Clendenning. He attended local schools and Emerson High School.
He owned and operated several service stations. He received a national award for outstanding courtesy and best service to customers, including top sales for several years. He retired in 1985 after 45 years in the service station business, 21 at Northside Standard Service Station in Stevens Point.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jane (Clark) Pallen, Stevens Point, and Maggie MacArthur; one stepdaughter, Janice (Bill) Newby; two stepsons, Donald (Connie) Cote, and James Cote; one sister, Lorraine Bratt, Wyoming, Mich.; two grandchildren; many stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A complete obituary appeared in the March 22 edition of The Gazette.